Harmful Effects Of Drinking Too Much Soft Drink Or Soda


These are the harmful effects of drinking too much soft drink or soda

Drinking too much soft drink or soda can lead to these harmful effects according to various health studies.

For some, soft drink or soda is a source of refreshment while some simply enjoy the different flavors.

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On the other hand, drinking too much of this can negative effects to your health, according to an article from the Food Revolution.

Here is the list of the harmful effects of soft drink or soda:

  • Increases the risk for kidney decline
  • Increases your risk for type 2 diabetes by 25%
  • Soda cans are coated with the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA), linked to heart disease, obesity, and reproductive problems
  • Can cause dehydration which is linked to difficulty in absorbing nutrients and difficulty in eliminating waste
  • The caramel coloring in soda is linked to cancer
  • A 20-ounce bottle of soda has 240 calories (no nutritional value), equal to 17 teaspoons of sugar
  • Increases obesity by about 60 percent
  • Increases the risk of heart disease by 20 percent in men
  • The acid in soda washes away the dental enamel
  • Depletes your mineral levels (calcium from your bones)
  • Changes metabolism (more difficult to burn fat and lose weight)
  • Increases risk for heart disease and metabolic syndrome
  • Diet soda increases the risk of becoming overweight
  • Linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • Some soda brands use Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) which is a flame retardant
  • High levels of soda consumption were positively associated with asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

What can you say about this harmful effects of soft drink or soda?

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